LaCie 3TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
LaCie 3TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
The LaCie Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive features a USB 3.0 interface for speeds up to 5Gb/s, plus a strong, sophisticated aluminium finish that looks great beside your Mac. Time Machine compatible, and with data encryption support, the P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive helps you keep your data safe and secure.
- Designed for your Mac
- Aluminium casing
- Sophisticated Porsche Design aesthetic
- USB 3.0 speed up to 5Gb/s (USB 2.0 backwards compatible)
- Date encryption
- Sleep mode
- Time Machine-compatible
Did you notice?The USB 3.0 interface provides transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s.
Apple Recommends ForStylish, sophisticated external storage that’s specially designed to match your Mac in looks and performance.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie Porsche Design P'9233 desktop drive
- USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)
- Quick Install Guide
- Complete software suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode
- Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 38 mm/1.50 in.
- Width: 120 mm/4.72 in.
- Weight: 1000 g
- Length: 190 mm/7.48 in.
- OS X 10.5 or later
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000302
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003333
- Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
I'm very pleased with this drive - I like the looks of it and the performance is great too. I'm using it to backup my MacBook Pro I'm very pleased with this drive - I like the looks of it and the performance is great too. I'm using it to backup my MacBook Pro with Time Machine and it's pretty quick, and perfectly compatible! Have no complaints thus far. …
- Written by Amelia R
59 of 60 people found this useful
This drive is a nice visual complement to my iMac. It works great as a backup drive. No problems at all. Every time I start up the This drive is a nice visual complement to my iMac. It works great as a backup drive. No problems at all. Every time I start up the hard drive icon appears on my desktop without fail. The speeds are excellent, and I can hardly hear the drive spinning, it's very quiet. Would recommend this product without hesitation. …
- Written by Madeline C
51 of 53 people found this useful
I really like this drive, looks great and works great. The set up is easy thanks to the set up assistant that is pre installed (li I really like this drive, looks great and works great. The set up is easy thanks to the set up assistant that is pre installed (literally 2 minutes). The drive is near enough silent and even goes to sleep when not in use (not like other drives that I have had that run constantly, which gets really annoying). This is an overall great drive that I would defiantly recommend. …
- Written by Richard H from Gosport
51 of 57 people found this useful
Great Product! Excellent Design, Storage and Overall Performance!!
I bought this hard drive approximately a month ago and has been a great back up for all of my college work, as well as all of my p I bought this hard drive approximately a month ago and has been a great back up for all of my college work, as well as all of my photography. Personally I do three coursework based subjects at college, which filled up my Macbook Pro Retina laptop... Lacie 3TB Porsche Design to the rescue!!! I am able to back up all of my files, whether they be long word documents, image, movies and applications such as the Adobe CS6 package I am able to store everything on the hard drive with no problems. Some people say that the hard drive has sharp edges and can be dangerous. Personally I do not think the hard drive is dangerous, even though the edges are (slightly) sharp, it is a desktop hard drive anyone and you will not need to move it about. Otherwise go for the 1TB or 2TB portable Lacie hard drive.
The only down side I have found with the hard drive is the motor inside the hard drive is a little too noisy for my liking, but I have got used to in within the month of owning it.
Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone who has a lot of things to back up, which is then safe and neatly packed into the Lacie hard drive. …
- Written by Matt W from Dereham
This drive rocks! It's well designed, pretty quiet, has great storage capacity and it simply works well. I've been using it for th This drive rocks! It's well designed, pretty quiet, has great storage capacity and it simply works well. I've been using it for the past 8 months, and haven't had any problems with it. …
- Written by Robby B
Too Noisy - did I get a bad one...?
The cost of this drive is excellent value for the amount of storage. Also looks good and transfer rates seem good on USB 3 but ver The cost of this drive is excellent value for the amount of storage. Also looks good and transfer rates seem good on USB 3 but very slow on USB 2 which is to be expected. However the two failings are 1. The packaged software is poor - there is far more flexibility in the mac disk utility for partitioning, formatting etc if you want to use this drive for mac and windows backups/storage (i.e. exFAT) which is fine. 2. However the most annoying thing is the shear noise this thing makes - could be a one off bad drive - its for this reason mines going back to Apple for a refund. …
- Written by Ian T from Penrith
0 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the LaCie 3TB USB Desktop Hard Drive work using Drag and Drop, or just via Time Machine? I have an old Macbook Pro, OSX 10.6.8.
- Asked by Phyllis M C from Oakland
Can two computers share the same external hard drive?
- Asked by Kenneth S from Darlinghursst
Yes and no. You can NOT plug one hard drive directly into 2 computers. It will only be usable by whi Yes and no. You can NOT plug one hard drive directly into 2 computers. It will only be usable by whichever computer connected to it first, the other computer will be ignored. However, if you set up the first computer as a server you can access the same drive from multiple computers. Connect the hard drive to a Mac and go to your system preferences. Under "Sharing" in the Internet and Wireless row. In the first box (Shared Folders:" click the plus at the bottom left and select the hard drive you want to share. When you have selected it, you can click on the hard drive in the System Preferences window to change your privacy settings by setting Users who can access it. If you are setting it up at home I'd set Everyone to Read & Write. On the second Mac, open a Finder window and click "Go" then "Connect to Server" then, in the window that appears, "Browse". Click on the Mac the hard drive is connected to and you should be able to access it as if the hard drive were plugged into the second Mac.
It will work over Wi-Fi, but you really should have your Mac's connected by an Ethernet cable. It is MUCH faster and more reliable and the cables are very inexpensive. …
- Answered by Judy P from San Marcos
is it compatible with Yosemite?
- Asked by Fjoralda D from Kew Gardnes
Yes it is
- Answered by Alistair B
What is the warranty period for this Hard Drive ? (LaCie 2TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive)
- Asked by John L from Orpington
It is 2 years, you can register the drive with lacie on their site so you will always no how long yo It is 2 years, you can register the drive with lacie on their site so you will always no how long you have left. …
- Answered by Pete L from Manchester
Can I store all of my ITunes movies, TV series, using my iMac and store them on this product then access them when wanted as if they were on the iMac?
- Asked by Cary C from Sunny Isles Beach
Yes, you can do that. I currently am doing that with my 2008 iMac, storing all my media on an exter Yes, you can do that. I currently am doing that with my 2008 iMac, storing all my media on an external hard drive. I've got all my iTunes and Aperture data on an external drive and the iMac locates all the info and works just fine. I've then set my Time Machine to backup the external drive in addition to my internal iMac drive. My goal was the same as yours, to reduce the amount of space on my internal 1T iMac disc. It all works perfectly! You can find directions on how to set this up online - sorry I don't recall offhand exactly where I got the directions to do this. Start with google and I'm sure you'll find it! Enjoy …
- Answered by Barry B from Raleigh